Implementing SAE AS6081 – Counterfeit Electronic Parts Avoidance for Distributors     New!


I.D.# WB1355Printable Description
Duration: 10 Hours
Show Session Dates
September 28-October 7, 2015 (5 Sessions ) - Live Online

Through the years, there has been a significant and increasing volume of fraudulent and counterfeit electronic parts entering the aerospace supply chain. Left undetected, these parts can pose significant performance, reliability, and safety risks. In response to these threats, the SAE AS6081 Counterfeit Electronic Parts Avoidance – Distributors standard was developed to provide uniform requirements, practices, and methods to mitigate the risk of electronics distributors purchasing and supplying these counterfeit electronic parts throughout the aerospace supply chain.

This course will begin with background information on the proliferation of counterfeit electronics and will also discuss the development of a consensus standard for the procurement, detection, reporting, and disposition of these parts. Through the series of five, live sessions, the instructor will guide participants through a comprehensive overview of the requirements of AS6081, including detailed information on the certification scheme and implementation strategies.

The information presented in this web seminar will assist participants and their organizations in establishing and maintaining a counterfeit electronic parts avoidance program that is in conformance with the requirements of the standard and also serves as an integral component of a comprehensive quality management system. All participants will receive a copy of SAE AS6081-Counterfeit Electronic Parts for Distributors.

Note: A similar course is available as a classroom seminar.

Learning Objectives
By participating in this web seminar, you will be able to:

  • Summarize the impact and pervasiveness of counterfeit electronic components in the supply chain
  • Identify the requirements of AS6081
  • Incorporate AS6081 into an existing quality management system
  • Identify the various counterfeit detection test methods included in AS6081
  • Develop a plan for implementation of an AS6081 compliant quality system
  • Prepare a plan for obtaining certification to the AS6081 standard

Who Should Attend
This web seminar is designed for electronics distribution personnel involved with establishing and maintaining a Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts Avoidance Program in conformance with the requirements of AS6081. Additionally, OEM, contract manufacturer, government agency, quality, internal auditors and other key industry personnel that want to know and understand the requirements of the standard, including flow-down and contracting requirements, will benefit from the information presented in this course.


Prior knowledge and experience is not required. However an understanding of AS5553 - Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition would be beneficial.

Topical Outline
Session 1

  • Counterfeit Electronics in the Electronics Industry
    • Background
    • Department of Commerce Study
  • SAE G-19 Committee
    • Participants
    • Development of a consensus standard
  • Quality Management Systems for Distributors
    • Workshop – Critical Processes for a Distributor
  • AS6081 Requirements
    • Workshop – Processes needed to meet AS6081 requirements
Session 2
  • AS6081 Requirements
    • Section 4.0 through 4.2.5
Session 3
  • Test Methods
    • Overview of each test method; Section 4.2.6
Session 4
  • AS6081 Requirements
    • Section 4.2.7 through 4.2.11
Session 5
  • Certification to AS6081
    • ANAB Certification scheme
    • Certification process
  • Implementation of AS6081
    • Implementation within an AS9120 or ISO 9001 Quality Management System
    • Gap assessment
    • Implementation plan

Instructor(s): Anne Poncheri
Anne Poncheri Ms. Anne Poncheri is currently a consultant for test methods of counterfeit electronic parts for the global electronics industry and the implementation of the Quality Management Standards ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 9001. Previously, Ms. Poncheri was the President/CEO for Silicon Cert Laboratories in Reading, PA. With over 20 years of experience in Quality Management Systems, she has held various management positions in Quality and Engineering in the telecommunications, automotive, plastics, and chemicals industries. Ms. Poncheri is a member of the SAE Aerospace G19 Counterfeit Electronic Components Committee that is chartered to address aspects of preventing, detecting, responding to and counteracting the threat of counterfeit electronic components. She is also actively involved in the development of AS6171 Authentication Testing for Electronic Parts - Testing Services as well as the subcommittees developing the External Visual Inspection and the Acoustic Microscopy for counterfeit detection standards. Ms. Poncheri has in-depth knowledge of AS5553, AS6081, ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO/IEC 17025 and TL 9000 and is a long-time member of the American Society for Quality and is a former ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ Quality Manager, and RAB/QSA Auditor for Quality Management Systems. She earned a B.S. in Applied Mathematics – Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Registration Information
Registration for this live web seminar is available on a per-person basis, similar to purchasing a seat in a classroom. Participants attend an online session from work or home; anywhere with a PC with internet access (at least 56K) and a telephone. The fee includes one connection to the conference calls (toll free telephone number provided for U.S. and select countries*) and assigned personal ID number; one connection to SAE's online training center (via WebEx); and access to a secure course in the SAE Learning Center that contains the presentations, class session recordings, supplemental materials, and assignments.

Registrations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. the day before the start of the web seminar, but early registration is encouraged to allow for pre-course set-up and instructions.

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NOTE: The course presentation will be recorded and made available for 30 days to those who register by the deadline.

Multiple Seat Discount - Does your company have a group of employees who need this course? Register one individual at the appropriate member or list price, then register additional employees at half off the list price. Registration by phone with SAE Customer Service is required to take advantage of this discount. Register all individuals at the same time or mention the confirmation number for the first registrant. The offer is good for only the same web seminar offering. All registrants will receive a personal account and opportunity for CEUs.

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*Cancellation penalties may apply.

Fees: $875.00 ; SAE Members: $700.00 - $788.00

1.0 CEU
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

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